WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 290,000 non-farm jobs in April, but the nation’s unemployment rate still edged up to 9.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
SIDNEY, Ohio – Freshway Foods is voluntarily recalling products containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of May 12 or earlier because they have the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli O145 bacteria (E. coli O145).
UNION COUNTY—Two candidates for mayor in neighboring communities have joined together to call for a $95,000 salary cap for all municipal employees.
LINDEN—Charles Mitchell called on Sheriff Ralph Froehlich to disown the Linden politician who attempted to bribe his opponent to drop out of the campaign.
ROSELLE—Council President Jamel Holley is locked in an acrimonious Democratic primary battle that will test the social fabric of the borough against Rev. James Moore, whose campaign is advocating traditional moral values.
ELIZABETH— Four City Council members who promised to cut taxes if voters rejected the school budget are now planning a steep tax increase atop layoffs.
LINDEN—To avoid the political fallout that could result from bad news in the weeks before a contested primary election, Council President Robert Bunk is delaying the introduction of a municipal budget that will require a $345 tax increase and 75 to 130 city employee layoffs.
UNION – Senior southpaw Nick Cesare tossed his third complete game of the season as Kean defeated The College of New Jersey, 6-1, Thursday afternoon in the second round of the NJAC Tournament.
NEWARK – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Newark Bears 8-3 on Thursday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The Bears took the three game series two games to one for their second series win of the season.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie signed legislation Wednesday to simplify and make more predictable regulations governing land-use development applications at the municipal level, encouraging development and lowering costs for New Jersey businesses and job creators.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit financial advisors from using misleading information to make it appear they have special certifications for advising senior citizens was released 7-0 Thursday by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Residents in the southern part of Middlesex County will soon be served by a new public bus service that will provide connections between the Borough of Jamesburg, Plainsboro Township and the Princeton Junction Rail Station in West Windsor Township.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Police Department has begun using a new communications service to allow it to send important community information directly to residents using the latest technology.